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Bayern Munich's summer transfer window began molding the team toward Pep Guardiola's vision

Transfer deadline day is here, and we take a look back at Bayern Munich's activity in this summer's transfer window.

Lennart Preiss

Bayern Munich have been active in this transfer window as Pep Guardiola looks to "rebuild" the squad in his image. With the transfer window in Germany now shut, let's take a look back at Bayern's dealings this summer. Our estimated figures tell us that Bayern spent €62 million this summer buying players and recouped €48.3 million selling players.


Mario Götze

The biggest signing from Bayern this summer is by far Götze joining the club from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund for a fee of €37 million. The move was leaked to the press just before the second leg of last season's Champions League semifinals. Götze is one of the bright young stars of world football, and Bayern securing his services on a four year deal is great news for the club. At the moment, he's fighting back from injury (again), but everyone is excited to see him back on the field at full strength.

Thiago Alcantara

Easily the most controversial "in" transfer that Bayern made this summer was Thiago joining from La Liga's FC Barcelona for a reported €25 million. There were a good number of Bayern supporters, including here at Bavarian Football Works, that were worried that Thiago's arrival meant the end of Luiz Gustavo in a Bayern shirt, and they were right. Thiago's role in Guardiola's system isn't quite as spelled out as some would like, but with so many injuries hitting the team right at the beginning of the season, we'll have to take a wait and see approach.

Jan Kirchhoff

Kirchhoff's signing was announced earlier in the year as he joined Bayern this summer on a free transfer. We knew he would provide depth at centerback, especially with Holger Badstuber missing significant time again this season, but what we didn't know is that Guardiola would be deploying him just as much as a defensive midfielder.

Mitchell Weiser

Weiser has returned from his loan at FC Kaiserslautern. He's likely to spend most of his time with FC Bayern II, but I would expect him to make the occasional appearances with the first team.


Nils Petersen

Petersen spent all of last season on loan with Werder Bremen in what was a successful season. In his first full Bundesliga season, the forward scored 11 goals from Werder and helped them stave off relegation. Petersen's transfer was made permanent this summer, and the fee is believed to be in the range of €3 million.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk

Tymoshchuk's contract with Bayern expired at the end of the season, and he announced his decision to rejoin Zenit St. Petersburg in the Russian Premier League. Tymo spent four seasons in Bayern since joining from Zenit in 2009, and the triple was the perfect way to go out.

Maximilian Riedmüller

Riedmüller played for FC Bayern II for five seasons before being released from his contract this summer. He signed with 3.Liga side Holstein Kiel on a free transfer.

Dale Jennings

Jennings was signed by the club for FC Bayern II. After two seasons with the reserves, the winger was sold to the English Championship club Barnsley for nearly €300,000.

Mario Gomez

Last season was a tumultuous one in Munich for Mario Gomez. After picking up an injury in preseason, he was never able to leapfrog Mario Mandzukic and take back the number one forward position in Jupp Heynckes' lineup. Mario had an epic career with Bayern scoring well over 100 goals in the four years he was in Munich. He capped his career off with a fantastic performance in the DFB Pokal Final against Stuttgart with two goals. He was sold to the Italian Serie A club Fiorentina this summer for a reported €20 million.

Emre Can

The decision was made this summer to allow Can to leave the club in search of more playing time. Can chose to join fellow Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen. The deal is reportedly worth €5 million. Bayern were able to secure a buyback clause for Can, but it cannot be activated until the 2015 season.

Luiz Gustavo

Much to the dislike of some Bayern supporters, Gustavo was sold this summer to Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg. Gustavo does not fit Guardiola's ideal for a central midfielder, so his playing time was likely to be reduced even from last season. The reported transfer fee for Gustavo was in the range of €20 million.

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